Gray scathes Scarlet in series finale

Gray scathes Scarlet in series finale
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY – The bats came alive at the Smith Road complex in the final game of the Scarlet and Gray World Series. The Gray squad was able to pound out 10 hits and push across eight runs to avert the three game sweep.

The Gray squad would get on the board first, as they pushed across a run in the bottom of second inning as Sam Jones reached base on a walk and came around to score.

The Scarlet squad had an answer, as they put up two runs of their own in the top of the third. However, Gray answered right back with two more in the bottom of the inning thanks to a trio of walks.

Albert Baur blasted a 2-run homer in the top of the fifth to put the Scarlet squad up by one. Gray would be able to manufacture another run in the bottom half of the inning, as a leadoff walk by Tommy Passerello turned into a run.

The seventh inning proved to be the backbreaker for Scarlet as they allowed four runs on four hits.

Marshall Rentz picked up the win for the Gray squad as he combined with Cole Cromer and Matt Chapman for four innings of perfect baseball.

Michael Gonzalez paced all hitters as he went 3-for-4 with a trio of runs batted in. Jojo Bradley, Bradley Nichols, Alex Kirby, Ty Powell and Baur each totaled two hits apiece while Baur also accounted for three runs batted in.